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First Steps to Foundation Understanding Behaviour and Introduction to Positive Behaviour Support

First Steps to Foundation Understanding Behaviour and Introduction to Positive Behaviour Support

This course has been peer reviewed through Skills for Care and has been awarded Gold Standard.

Claim up to Β£50 per learner through Skills for Care Workforce Development Fund for this training.

This course is designed for direct care staff who provide support to individuals who may exhibit behaviours that impact services. Participants will enhance their comprehension of behaviour and its functions.

Additionally, participants will develop an understanding of Positive Behaviour Support, including its underlying values and the framework in which it is implemented. They will acquire the knowledge necessary to comprehend behaviour and its functions.

The course equips participants with the skills to identify the functions served by different behaviours and determine when intervention is necessary and appropriate.

This enables the utilisation of Positive Behavioural Support as a guiding principle, the application of person-cantered values, the completion of basic behavioural observations to inform functional assessments, and the ability to apply their learning to the implementation of proactive, secondary, and reactive strategies within a positive behavioural support plan.

Duration: 6 Hours
Maximum Capacity: 8-20
Session Format: Classroom Based Learning

Learning Outcomes

Discover the range of skills and learning outcomes you can expect to learn during our course.

Be able to explain how behaviour can be a form of communication.

Establish the definition of behaviour and how we deter-mine if behaviour should be described as challenging.

Know and understand the categories of several types of behaviour.

Understanding the function of behaviour.

Be able to list the distinct functions of behaviour.

Have an awareness of the process around completing a functional assessment and why.

Be able to describe why it is important that data is collected.

Be able to apply the 3-term contingency.

Evidence they can accurately compete behavioural observation is the form of completing ABC chart.

Explain how behaviour can be a form of communication.

Be able to explain the principles of Positive Behaviour Support.

Discuss what values you have as a team and within your organisation.

Be able to describe the importance of building healthy relationships and maintain professional boundaries.

Be able to explain how you can ensure you imbed PBS into your practice each day by considering all elements of environments.

Discuss who can benefit from a PBS approach being in place across your organisation.

Be able to explain what is included in a PBS plan?

Be able to describe what proactive and reactive strate-gies are and when they would be implemented.

Discuss how you can support someone in crisis.

Be aware of the relevant legislation that support will adhere to.

Be able to explain what can be done to reduce restrictive practice and the Restraint Reduction Network.

Be able to describe the debrief process, its importance and who should be involved debrief process.

Be able to explain how we can ensure PBS is implemented effectively.

Who is this course for?

This course is for direct care staff who provide support to individuals who may exhibit behaviours that impact services. The course equips participants with the skills to identify the functions served by different behaviours and determine when intervention is necessary and appropriate.

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  • The training given was highly informative and will be put go great use within my role at 1st Enable. The trainer made us all feel at ease and encouraged us to use real scenarios and experiences that we feel that the training could be put to use and how it could be used to improve life for the people we support. It is training like this that really enables us to do the best for the people we support.
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    We would highly recommend Nicole, as the afternoon was informative, knowledgeable, hands-on, relaxed and easy to follow, whilst both straight to the point and reassuring.
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  • We just completed our first week of training with Empeiria for 1st Enable and our trainer put us all at ease by making the days both informative and fun. Fab work from the trainer for passing on your experience and showing us all a person-centred approach πŸ™
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  • The PBS training delivered was very insightful and very useful for all staff members. The class was well presented and entertaining. We were very invested and engaged at all the information presented as everyone gained a clearer understanding on the situations they face regarding challenging behaviour. I highly recommend PBS training.
    Bonzai Living (Nottingham)
  • The Training will help me to improve the quality of the services that i provide to the people i support, during the training lots of examples were given which helped me to apply it to various situations. The trainer is an excellent facilitator which helped me to put things into context.
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  • Following the training I know that I would be confident to administer first aid efficiently and effectively. The people we support will feel safer knowing that I have the ability to help them if they ever need it. The trainer made the training fun and engaging, I enjoyed it, thank you.
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